Walk Right In, Step Right Up: Jamestown Opens Up Its Doors

Walk Right In, Step Right Up: Jamestown Opens Up Its Doors

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Doors Open Jamestown Saturday, January 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. turns downtown Jamestown and the whole Greater Jamestown Area into an all-day block party with free admission for everyone, according to Zach Agett, event organizer at the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. Sixteen local attractions and nearly two dozen of […]

A Global Village

A Global Village

A Canadian media scientist named Marshall McLuhan once predicted – a full 30 years before the World Wide Web was invented – that we would all one day become a global village, the whole world interconnected by a single electronic nervous system. We would be able to instantaneously spread ideas and images, greetings and gossip […]

2018 – Plenty of Sky Shows Ahead

2018 – Plenty of Sky Shows Ahead

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors The New Year promises some spectacular heavenly sights for sky-watchers. January kicked off already with a great meteor shower, and it will end with a rare Super Blue Moon Eclipse. Quite a few more special sky events will be coming along later in the year. On […]

Volunteers Step Out to Start the New Year

Volunteers Step Out to Start the New Year

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut More than 3 million New Yorkers will make volunteering a part of their lifestyle in 2018, if history is any measure. A brief survey of volunteerism in the Greater Jamestown Area and Chautauqua County makes it clear that volunteering is a powerful engine of support for local communities. The most […]

The Volunteer Spirit

The Volunteer Spirit

The holiday season is past. And with it went our generous yearly visitor once again, our favorite, unpaid benefactor, the one who enriches children and adults alike, all at his own expense. And apparently he does it all just because he just loves doing it… according to the legend. Yes, Santa is a volunteer. He […]

2018 – A Year of Promise and Progress

2018 – A Year of Promise and Progress

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Every New Year builds on last year’s progress… and then sets out on exciting new projects. This week the Jamestown Gazette presents a few of the sights our readers will see along the roadmap for 2018. Dozens of exciting projects are lighting up the 2018 landscape. Some are government sponsored, […]

Cycles?

Cycles?

As a kid I mastered the tri-cycle. Then I graduated to the at-first-terrifying and then wonderful bi-cycle. What freedom! I could go anywhere just about anywhen I wanted. From three wheels to two was a top-of-the-line cool move. Then I discovered 4-wheels and the world was mine. Remember that? The best part was that before […]

The 12 Joys of Christmas

The 12 Joys of Christmas

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Christmas Research Failed! Christmas Shopping Researchers in the Greater Jamestown Region – and throughout all of Chautauqua County – have failed to find a single merchant selling a genuine Partridge in a Pear Tree. That, however, may be a good thing. In the nearly 240 years since the 12 Days […]

Thinking is hard… So is counting

Thinking is hard… So is counting

So what will we do with: “It’s the thought that counts?” People who measure such things – if such things really can be measured – say that nearly 20% of all Christmas gifts are never even worn, used or displayed. From personal experience, however, I strongly suspect that is untrue for gifts that can be […]

Wreaths Across America

Honoring Those Who Have Honored Us

Wreaths Across America

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut At high noon, Saturday, December 16, citizens from across the Greater Jamestown area and Chautauqua County will gather at Soldiers Circle in the Lakeview Cemetery to honor local fallen heroes with a special wreath-laying ceremony. This commemoration will be part of a remembrance called “Wreaths Across America” taking place at […]

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